1 Timothy 2:4-6

Harry A Ironside, “He ‘gave Himself’”

, posted by AndrewH

Below is an excerpt from chapter 3 “Substitution”, in Henry A Ironside’s 1944 book Great Words of the Gospel (works in the public domain; bold below mine): I do not have one particular text in…

Read Post →

Exegeting 1 Timothy 2:4: God Our Savior, Who Desires All People To Be Saved

, posted by

To some Calvinists, the very mention of an Arminian exegesis of 1 Timothy 2:4, in an effort to defend the biblical notion that God desires the salvation of every individual on earth, is insulting, both logically and theologically.

As Alan Kurschner, from the Triablogue blog, stated, “Arminians start with the human-centered assumption that if God does not love all people undifferentiated, then he would be unjust to love some more than others. The Calvinist begins with the Biblical principle that because man is unworthy of grace and deserving only of death, God in his holiness, wisdom, and freedom chooses to love and elect any creature he desires.”

Read Post →